1 Tbs. corn oil (please consider using unrefined oils in
glass bottles - mass produced oils are extracted with chemicals) . Good
quality corn oil is excellent for baking, a nice buttery taste. You can use
olive oil here too.
1/4 cup minced onion
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour (yes, it is much
lighter than regular whole wheat flour)
1 1/2 tsp. non-aluminum baking powder (Rumford is a good
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1/4 cup soy margarine, chilled
1/2 cup rice milk
As you can see you are not using shortening, white
flour, cow's milk, butter, but instead cruelty free and more healthful ingredients)
Preheat the oven to 425 - biscuits should bake quickly.
Saute the onions in the oil until soft. Set aside.
Lightly oil a baking sheet. Combine flour, baking powder
and salt in a bowl.
Using a pastry blender fork or two knaves cut the
margarine in to the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like coarse
Add the onions and rice milk and mix until dough just comes together. They
will be tough if dough is handled too much.
Turn the dough on a lightly
floured surface, knead briefly.
Roll out into a 1/2 inch thick round. Cut with biscuit
cutter or glass. Or roll dough into along rectangle, fold over,
press together and slice the rectangle into one inch pieces.
Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes. Makes a dozen.
This may look complicated, but if you actually make them
a few times, it goes quickly. Home made bread is, of course, delicious.
However there isn't always time for the rising and biscuits are an alternative when
you want something home made a the last minute. Yes, you can do these
without the onion also.